01254 233369
Lynwood Rd, Huncoat, Accrington , BB5 6LR

Welcome to Year 1

Class Teacher: Miss R MacMahon

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Brown


A copy of the Year 1 curriculum overview can be downloaded below.

Year 1 Curriculum Overview 

Whole School Curriculum Map Y1 2023-2024.pdf .pdf



PE lessons will take place Monday PM.

Please ensure your child has the correct PE Kit in school for the first day of term and ALL items are clearly labelled with your child's name (including pumps)

WE ARE READING..........

A selection of superhero stories including:



Children will be read to by the class teacher each day for 15 minutes which will be linked to the different topics that the children are learning  about. A wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books will be used throughout each term. This will help children to develop their listening skills, introduce them to new and challenging vocabulary, and will allow them to become familiar with different genres of books. 

Things to Remember...


Home Reading Books


Reading books will be sent home in the first week of term and all home reading books will be matched to the phonic sounds your child has been learning. Please aim to read daily with your child. 

Reading books can be changed each day but only if an adult has signed the reading record (yellow book) to say that their child has read and has finished their reading book. 

Children should remember to put any books that need changing into the pink 'Home Reading Book Changing Box' . Each full book a child reads will be recorded and a prize given for every 25 books completed. Please look out for the star chart inside the  home reading record .


Guided Reading

Children will have Guided Reading lessons for 25 mins Mon-Thursday. Children will be put into groups of no more than 6 pupils and each book will match their phonic ability. Each group will be guided by an adult and will allow children to develop their fluency, sight reading and comprehension skills. 

Snack Time

Snack time takes place at morning playtime. The snack consists of a vegetable or a piece of fruit. If your child does not like the snack provided by school, a piece of fruit or vegetable snack can be sent in from home. 

Water bottles

Children should bring water bottles into school each day and should be filled with water (not juice or fizzy drinks). They will be kept in a tray in the sink and the children will have access to them throughout the day.




In Autumn Term 2, we will be reading the Supertato series to learn and develop key reading and writing skills. You can access the Key Learning Skills required in year one, for reading and writing, in the documents below. 

Key Learning in Reading.pdf .pdf
Key Learning in Writing .pdf .pdf


In Year One, children are taught Number, Geometry, Statistics and Measure through Maths Mastery. We will begin our first term understanding number and place value. You can find details of the all the Math Key Learning for year one, in the document below. Alongside this, children will be taught Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRF's). These are mathematical facts that children should be able to answer instantly, which will support all other areas of key learning in math. A copy of the KIRFS for each term can be found below. These will also be sent home for children to practice.

Useful websites

Number bonds game - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Check out the ideas on this webpage - http://www.snappymaths.com/multiplication/countin2s/countin2s.htm

Numbers to 100 game - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off

Counting songs with Jack Hartman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVzXKfr6e8 

key-learning-in-mathematics---year-1.pdf .pdf
huncoat-year-one-kirfs.pptx .pptx


Children will have a 25 minute daily phonics lesson and children will be split into groups according to their phonic knowledge. The majority of phonics taught in year 1 will be phase 5 with phase 2-4 being regularly recapped.  Children will have regular phonics screening checks to practice for the Phonics Statutory Assessment at the end of the year. Please download the document below to see the overview of the sounds your child will be learning: 

overview_of_letters_and_sounds.pdf .pdf

Watch these videos to help your child with their Phonic Sounds and how to pronounce the sounds...


Children will have 10 spellings to learn each week all linked to a specific phonic sound or spelling pattern. All the spellings are available on the Spelling Shed website and each child has their individual login to access the website/app. Children can login to access the spelling games and practice learning their spellings. Children will also be given a paper copy each week to enable them to practice writing them down. They will be tested each Friday and the new spellings will also be sent home at the beginning of the week. Children will also learn the spellings in school as well as at home. In addition to the weekly speelings, Children may also be required to learn additional spellings which are words that are frequently used but may not follow specific spelling rules and patterns but are used regularly. These words can be found below. 

Year_1_Common_Exception_Words_on_mulitcoloured_Bricks_Word_Mat.pdf .pdf



Our science topic will be learning all about the human body and our senses. We will also continue to look at seasonal changes and weather patterns throughout the year. 



Religious Education


Big Question - What do people say about God? (Our focus question for the year)

Focus Question - Why is Jesus special to Christians?

In our RE lessons we will be learning about Christianity. We will explore Big Questions and be able to explain why Jesus is special to Christians. We will also be learning the nativity story and the important people in the story. Children will also link their learning to their personal experiences.